Woodlake Unified School District | BP 5141.25 Students
Availability Of Condoms
The Governing Board strongly encourages students to abstain from sexual activity. However, the Board also believes it has a responsibility to take steps to prevent pregnancy among minors, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and other sexually transmitted diseases among students who do not abstain from sexual activity.
(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)
(cf. 6142.1 - Family Life/Sex Education)
(cf. 6142.2 - AIDS Prevention Instruction)
Condoms, when properly used, can reduce the incidence of pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The Board therefore finds it appropriate for condoms to be available to male and female students at high schools.
Only licensed health care professionals authorized by the Superintendent or designee may provide condoms to individual students.
(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)
The Superintendent or designee shall annually notify parents/guardians that they may exclude their children from the program. Parents/guardians who choose to exclude their children shall be offered information and educational materials designed to help them communicate effectively with their children about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted diseases.
Condoms shall be provided in their original packaging, along with the manufacturer's instructions. Students shall receive additional information as appropriate and necessary regarding the proper use of condoms and their effectiveness.
Students shall be advised not to engage in unlawful sexual activity and shall receive information explaining that Penal Code 261.5 prohibits a male of any age from having sexual intercourse with a female under 18 to whom he is not married.
Verbal and/or written information shall be available to students obtaining condoms which stresses that abstinence is the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and which does not condone or in any way encourage sexual activity among or with minors.
The Superintendent or designee may provide addresses and telephone numbers of resources that provide further information and counseling regarding HIV testing, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy prevention.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
The Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of Board policy regarding the availability of condoms and shall seek parent/guardian involvement in developing plans for implementing this policy.
49062 Records; establishment, maintenance and destruction
49069 Absolute right to access
49422 Supervision of health and physical development of pupils
51934 AIDS prevention instruction
6925 Prevention or treatment of pregnancy
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
121255 Further findings and declarations
261.5 Unlawful sexual intercourse with female under age 18
288 Lewd or lascivious acts with child under age 14
288a Oral copulation
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
7906 Prohibition against use of federal funds for contraceptive distribution
People v. Beeman (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 547, 561
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.hkresources.org
California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org
WOODLAKE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Policy WOODLAKE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 2, 2002 Woodlake, California